Hans Castorp is 'a perfectly ordinary, if engaging young man' when he goes to visit his cousin in an exclusive sanatorium in the Swiss Alps.What should have been a three week trip turns into a seven year stay.
Hans falls in love and becomes intoxicated with the ideas he hears at the clinic - ideas which will strain and crack apart in a world on the verge of the First World War.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 752 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 29/07/1996
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749386429